Tag Archives: KFC

  1. Need a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Go for edible gifts (with a side of flowers)

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    May 9, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The horses have barely finished kicking up dirt at Churchill Downs, yet it’s time to turn around and celebrate another big occasion.

    I’ve always thought that the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day are just a little too close together to give moms in the state proper justice. You want me to pick a horse, down a couple of mint juleps, AND plan a bomb brunch and buy a fabulous gift for my beyond-fabulous mother all in one breath?

    Month of May, have mercy on me.

  2. Help me pick the next $10 Challenge restaurant


    October 14, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’m in a pickle. I don’t know what restaurant to visit for the next $10 Challenge. Granted, this is a wonderful problem to have — there are so many good, interesting and/or new restaurants around Louisville that it’s hard to pick which one to focus on.

    So I’ll let you guys make the tough choice for me.

    Ashlee Eats readers will pick the next $10 Challenge restaurant. I have some suggestions, and I want you to vote on the one you want to read about. Vote in the poll below through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. I’ll tally the votes and post the $10 Challenge about the winning restaurant Monday, Oct. 21.

    Here are the contenders for the first crowd-sourced $10 Challenge:

    1. Mussel and Burger Bar: This is one of my favorite newer restaurants in the area, but it is indeed a challenge to only spend 10 bucks for hand-crafted deliciousness on a bun (or in a bowl if you get the mussels).
    2. Proof on Main: I’m not gonna lie — some of the menu descriptions are a little scary (charred octupus?). But this restaurant inside the 21c Museum Hotel has gotten a lot of attention nationwide for its cuisine. Could I find something delicious and inexpensive?
    3. Simply Thai: I love Thai food, but I’ve yet to make it out to this often-recommended eatery in the East End.
    4. KFC Eleven: OK, it’s a “concept” dining experience from a corporate fast-food behemoth, so this pushes the boundaries of keeping the $10 Challenge local. But I’m curious to see fried chicken turned fast casual at Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road.
    5. Bonnie & Clyde’s Pizza Parlor: I’ve gotta throw in a South-end option. A co-worker was disappointed I hadn’t tried what she called some of the best pizza in town. Should I be the judge of that?

    Ready? Let’s do this!

  3. Bits and Pieces: KFC Eleven, food truck follow-up and other Louisville food news from the web, 7.27.13


    July 27, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson


    • KFC gave media folks a sneak peak of the fried chicken chain’s foray into fast-casual dining called KFC Eleven located at the corner of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue. From what I can tell from the Eater Louisville slideshow of the restaurant (slated to open to the public in August), the art is funky, the bathrooms are clean and the Colonel is sparse. (Eater Louisville)
    • LEO Weekly took a look at the health inspection scores of Louisville food trucks as a follow-up to the WAVE 3 Troubleshooter story that questioned the safety of these mobile eateries (check out my reaction here). Turns out, food trucks are just as clean and safe as brick-and-mortar restaurants. Food truck friends, go ahead and drop the mic in triumph. (LEO Weekly)
  4. Bits and Pieces: KFC gravy, Mayan Cafe and other Louisville food news from the web, 3.18.13

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    March 18, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson


    • Menu and Hours, the Louisville restaurant app I’ve plugged a time or two, is available for Android operating systems. Visit the blog Wednesday for my review. (Consuming Louisville)
    • The Mayan Café removed soft drinks from his menu. As a “Just water, please” devotee, I give the decision a thumbs up. (Insider Louisville)
    • Need a little something more with your KFC Original Recipe bites? The chain now offers dipping gravy. (Business First of Louisville)
    • Oh, snap. Some protesters demonstrated their opposition to foie gras being served at the new restaurant Game. There were even counter-protesters, aka hunters having a meal inside. Riveting. (Eater Louisville)




  5. Bits and Pieces: KFC, Pappy Van Winkle and other Louisville food news from the web, 12.3.12


    December 3, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson


    • Wednesday, Dec. 5 is Repeal Day, the day that marks the end of Prohibition. Consuming Louisville has a list of places to celebrate this glorious occasion, and Insider Louisville has the scoop on the happenings at Meat in Butchertown.



    • Ladyfingers Catering is out, and Upper Crust Catering is in at the Barnstable Brown Derby Gala. (Insider Louisville)
    • Word on the street is that KFC is testing Original Recipe chocolate chip cookies. Somebody call me when they bring back those chicken nuggets from the early 90s. (Business First of Louisville)
    • Chef Edward Lee of Top Chef and 610 Magnolia fame is writing a cookbook, Smoke & Pickles. (Eater Louisville)



    • Beer Engine, a craft brewery out of Danville, plans to open a second location in Germantown at the former Zeppelin Café in mid-2013. (Business First of Louisville)
    • A group of investors plans to open a pub/restaurant on Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville called Sidecar. (Courier-Journal)



  6. [Bits and pieces] $100 margarita, chicken-nugget diet and other food news from the web, 1.30.12

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    January 30, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

      A restaurant in L.A. has created a $100 margarita. I could have sworn we were in a recession. (LA …
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  7. Bits and pieces: Starbucks, honey buns and other food news from the web, 1.10.11


    January 10, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

      This is worth gold – at least in jail. Photo courtesy of Collin Anderson via Flickr. You can always …
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  8. My favorite posts of 2010: Will I ever burn off all these calories?

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    December 30, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

                    I should start reading past blog entries whenever I’m feeling unproductive.  It turns out that I …
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  9. Bits and pieces: KFC expands, nutritious school lunches and other food news from the web, 12.13.10

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    December 13, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    KFC officials have their eyes on Africa, according to the Wall Street Journal. Yum! Brands, the Louisville-based parent company of …
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  10. Excuse me for the wonky blog

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    October 20, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Life has been getting out of hand lately. In a good way, of course. Posts to the blog have been …
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